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such great work on this measure over many months, as well as to senator cantwell of washington and other colleagues who have cosponsored this measure, including senators collins, feinstein, gillibrand, kerry, landrieu, merkley, mikulski, murray, vitter, and wyden. they are tireless animal advocates, and this bill is indeed, the amendment as well, are about ending animal fighting, which plainly and simply is a blood sport. it is something that is cruel and inhumane. it leaves animals scarred and disabled. and it is associated with many other criminal activities. people who attend animal fights are often also engaged in drug dealing, extortion, assault, a variety of criminal activities, and the enabling activity is animal fighting. and that is why this bill increases the penalties for knowingly -- knowingly -- attending an animal fight with a child and, indeed, makes it a crime to knowingly attend an animal fight. so these penalties -- stricter penalties for bringing a child knowingly and criminal penalties of up to a year imprisonment or a fine or both for knowingly attending an animal fi
to their homes and neighborhoods. now, as new yorkers we've been reading the stories, but the rest of washington, stories of heartbreak are unimaginable. the most heartbreaking story was when i went to staten island and we -- we met with first responders whose job was to find two children. what happened in this case was a mother was worried because she had lost power and her husband told her to find a different place to stay with the children and urged her to go to brooklyn to see her mother. she took the children in the car. would have been staten island as the storm surge was so severe. a 10-foot wave came across the road she took her children out of the car, tried to get to higher land and they were taken from her arms. these children were two years old and four years old and the mother could do nothing because the storm is so strong. she is just one story of many families who lost their lives because of the storm. i can tell you our mayor and governor worked so hard to evacuate families. they evacuated families all across new york and that's one of the reasons why the lost life was as low as
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